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    In the past 50-100 years can we agree that this has been some of the quickest and most significant changes made in human history? So what are the culprits? Has Primal named em all? What might be some other seemingly harmless changes that could have mass effect in the future?

    I'll start the party with an not so obvious one. There is an ordinance in my town AGAINST raising your own hens. I think self sustainability is a right that each of us should have. I live on 1 acre of my own land. Good luck telling a fella 50-100 years ago with that much land he could not house his own small livestock for family food.

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    Elevators in public buildings
    Primal since March 2011

    Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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    • #3
      Industrial food.

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      • #4
        The horseless carriage!
        6' 2" | Age: 42 | SW: 341 | CW: 198 | GW: 180?

        “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”
        ― Søren Kierkegaard

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        • #5
          Genetically fucking with the food.
          My blog: My Primal Adventure

          "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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          • #6
            Oh yes the big ones are definitley everything releated to industrialized foods:

            1) Separating farming of plants from keeping livestock..
            2) Feed lots
            3) Chemical fertilizers and pesticides
            4) Creating highly palatable calorie dense foods and marketing them to the masses
            5) Moving from cooking at home to convenience foods, which prompted more fast food and restaurants in general
            6) The farther we get from the nature the less people want to deal with it..that includes...... having your own garden, livestock..and being able to kill your own food
            7) Requirement to have 2 incomes in the house so there is no primal caregiver... this makes many primal things difficult .. breastfeeding/baby wearing/cooking/taking care of the house so the other members can spend less time cleaning and more time having fun
            8) All transportation that has enabled us to get to places without having to physically move our bodies
            9) the internet/cell phones/tv so we dont have as many face to face contact and feeling of community
            10) The minimization of any risks.... we're afraid to let our kids do anything that would be dangerous at all not allowing them to slowly test out their own bodies.., vaccinations of viruses that do not cause major harm long term in 99% of cases, moving birth to hospitals,...lots more with this not coming off my head right now
            Primal since March 2011

            Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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            • #7
              In fairly random order: Remote controls, mobile phones, cars, dishwashers, washing machines, TVs, the Interweb, social networking, home-delivery, ready-meals, processed foods, import of cheap migrant labour to do all the physical work, food processors, air-conditioning, central heating, diet pet foods, Santa Claus, size zero, weightwatchers, advertising, fat phobia, PUFAs, Ancel Keys, big Pharma, plastic surgery, the cult of celebrity, Leonard Cohen and above all MEMES.
              F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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              • #8
                Imagine what the NEXT 100 years is going to be like... now thats a scary thought
                Primal since March 2011

                Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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                • #9
                  School Cafeteria's. When your serving kids Pizza, Taco Salad (with fritos), Pasta based stuff, and more giving them a choice between mashed potatoes or broccoli, you know the kids are picking the mashed potatoes. I know I did when I was a kid.
                  Went Primal July 25th, 2011.

                  Current Age: 25

                  Total Loss: 126 lbs

                  Starting Stats: Weighed 266 lbs, Body Fat 37.6% (100 lbs), BMI 40.9

                  Current Stats: Weight 140 lbs, Body Fat 15.2% (21.1 lbs), BMI 21.2

                  Current Goals: Get a stronger core through Pilates and continue being as Primal as I can be.

                  My Weight Loss Notes Now on a blog page. It starts with "My Weight Loss: Introduction." Available to the public, share with friends if you'd like!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by trekfan View Post
                    School Cafeteria's. When your serving kids Pizza, Taco Salad (with fritos), Pasta based stuff, and more giving them a choice between mashed potatoes or broccoli, you know the kids are picking the mashed potatoes. I know I did when I was a kid.
                    Well now pizza's a vegetable.. I doubt you'd even see broccoli in the cafe's now. It's grab your pizza, chicken nuggets, pasta dish, or scary looking sandwhich.. then finish with some chips/or low fat cookies.
                    Primal since March 2011

                    Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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                    • #11
                      The sanitary landfill.
                      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                      • #12
                        Speaking of schools, in my area they have completely cut PE from elementary school, and barely have recess.
                        My blog: My Primal Adventure

                        "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by skink531 View Post
                          Speaking of schools, in my area they have completely cut PE from elementary school, and barely have recess.
                          Yeah, recess got cut a few years back for our elementary/middle schools. School's can't afford to keep the equipment up to date because their budgets keep getting slashed. It's no wonder they opt for the cheap, unhealthy foods in the cafeteria.

                          In other news, our nation's next generation is doomed health wise....*shakes head*
                          Went Primal July 25th, 2011.

                          Current Age: 25

                          Total Loss: 126 lbs

                          Starting Stats: Weighed 266 lbs, Body Fat 37.6% (100 lbs), BMI 40.9

                          Current Stats: Weight 140 lbs, Body Fat 15.2% (21.1 lbs), BMI 21.2

                          Current Goals: Get a stronger core through Pilates and continue being as Primal as I can be.

                          My Weight Loss Notes Now on a blog page. It starts with "My Weight Loss: Introduction." Available to the public, share with friends if you'd like!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by paleo-bunny View Post
                            In fairly random order: Remote controls, mobile phones, cars, dishwashers, washing machines, TVs, the Interweb, social networking, home-delivery, ready-meals, processed foods, import of cheap migrant labour to do all the physical work, food processors, air-conditioning, central heating, diet pet foods, Santa Claus, size zero, weightwatchers, advertising, fat phobia, PUFAs, Ancel Keys, big Pharma, plastic surgery, the cult of celebrity, Leonard Cohen and above all MEMES.
                            Leonard Cohen?

                            That BASTARD!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by activia View Post
                              Oh yes the big ones are definitley everything releated to industrialized foods:

                              5) Moving from cooking at home to convenience foods, which prompted more fast food and restaurants in general
                              The book Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser was a real eye opener. He makes a very good case that the proliferation of fast food restaurants has been highly influential in the development of the industrial food chain. Feed lot beef production came into being as a response to the skyrocketing demand for hamburger meat from the fast food business.

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